Saturday, January 29, 2022

Ken Pajama Bottom (PJ's) or Lounge Pants -Free Pattern -Barbie Craft

I think we're all familiar with that "darn it" feeling when a favorite pair of pants gets worn out. For today's project, it was my Philadelphia Eagles logo lounge pants. The good news though, the team colored plaid print happens to be small enough to make some pajama bottoms for Ken:@) So I started with my wide leg shorts pattern and sketched a loose fitting pair of pants. The waist can be held up by either elastic or a draw string. The waistband is the most difficult part of the garment, but I have a little tip to help make it easier... 
Real life interlude: We're in the middle of a snow storm here in Philly,
Ken's making the requisite French Toast😊

🏈As a super fan, Ken loves his new lounge pants in team colors!

The well worn fabric drapes beautifully:

The Pattern:

✂What I did:
  1. Cut 2 from from fabric of choice.
  2. Place right sides together.
  3. 1/4" seam allowance and hems:
  4. Sew crotch, sew all around the U shaped cut out.
  5. Hem the bottom of the legs. Since I used an old pair of pants, I cut my pieces using the hemmed legs and saved myself this step.
  6. *At this point experienced seamstresses may want to turn away😉... I cut two pieces approximately 1 1/2" long, of 1/4" wide elastic for waistband. 
  7. Fold top of waist over to wrong side 1/4"-ish. Carefully stretch elastic and using zig-zag stitch sew to wrong side of waistband. Do the same for the other side. Doesn't this mean raw elastic is touching the skin? Yes. My experience has been, while it might irritate toddlers, the dolls haven't complained so far.😎
  8. Flip the fabric so the right sides are together and they look like pants, you can see the waist and legs. Really don't know how to describe this so it makes more sense, you just have to work it and you'll see they look like pants...
  9. Sew the side seams. Turn right side out. Done.

~Make something just for fun,
and have a happy day!

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